22
MAY
2016

Shareholders of FPL’s parent company reject climate change report

In a swift 17-minute meeting held in a Oklahoma City hotel Thursday, NextEra Energy won shareholder approval of a $31 million compensation package for its five top executives, and defeated two proposals aimed at increasing transparency over how the company is handling sea level...
16
MAY
2016

Want solar panels? You still have to pay Florida utilities

More Americans are making their own electricity with solar panels, but Channel 9’s Jamie Holmes found it’s much more difficult for people in Central Florida to live off the grid. Robert Tarr lives in a house in Leesburg that has more than 2,000 square feet of space, and...
03
MAY
2016

Utilities Must Stop Blocking Solar Growth

As solar power becomes rapidly more affordable, all Americans should have access to this abundant resource, which will help us create stronger, cleaner and healthier communities. Unfortunately, the right to go solar is coming under attack across much of the country, hindering...
02
MAY
2016

Chamber gives ‘green’ thank you to leaders in anti-solar push (Arizona)

In case there was any doubt where the Arizona Chamber of Commerce stood on the rooftop-solar issue, consider its $14,500 to support three lawmakers who were tightly tied to this week’s solar drama. The chamber ran radio ads in support of Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria and Don...
02
MAY
2016

Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now

BY BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press PHOENIX-A deal between the nation’s largest solar company and Arizona’s biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn. The agreement between...
27
APR
2016

Northside residents opposed to solar farm in neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Earlier this month Jacksonville’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved an exception so a company can build a solar farm near Dunn Avenue. The company would then sell the generated electricity to JEA. “I had no idea what they were going to do...
25
APR
2016

Legoland Florida announces new solar energy project

Legoland Florida and Tampa Electric are partnering on a new 2-megawatt solar energy project that will produce electricity and shade for visitors at the Winter Haven attraction. The project was announced as part of an Earth Day commemoration at the resort. Tampa Electric will...
22
APR
2016

JEA rate change proposal concerns homeowners with solar panels

Homeowners with solar panels voiced their concerns about a proposed change to buyback rates for excess energy to JEA board members on Tuesday. Other people who were concerned about the rate change were in the industry and worked for companies like A1A Solar Contracting. Their...
22
APR
2016

JEA to offer solar power to customers — at a cost

JEA customers will soon have the choice of either paying more for solar power or keeping their current rate for non-solar power. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the JEA board agreed to a payment plan that charges more for solar power than regular power now available to customers....
18
APR
2016

Romano: Even a dummy could pass Florida’s solar energy test

By most accounts, Florida has been a slacker in solar energy production. Despite having enormous potential, Florida trails colder and less obvious states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey in producing solar energy. When it comes to jobs in the solar field — Hello, Gov. Scot...